The Education Department at Carthage College offers a unique and innovative minor in urban education. The purpose of this minor is to provide pedagogical courses to inform and engage undergraduate students in comprehending the complexities and successes of teaching in urban environments. The six-course, 24-credit minor can be paired with a major in elementary education or a minor in secondary education.
Students who are interested in the urban education minor may also be interested in Carthage’s Urban Teacher Preparation Program. Learn more about UTPP here.
Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and department chair to ensure all requirements are met.
1. Major in elementary education (MC-EA license) or minor in secondary education (EA-A license).
2. Complete the following six courses (24 credits):
- EDU 2340 Foundations of Urban Education
- SWK 2500 Engaging Multicultural Students and Families
- EDU 3240 English Language Learner: Methods and Studies in Education
- EDU 3340 Teachers and Teaching in Urban Education
- EDU 4282 Culturally Responsive Instruction
- EDU 4340 Urban and Cultural Leadership
Note: Students who are enrolled in the Urban Teacher Preparation Program majoring in elementary education with a minor in education will not be required to take the 82 credits outside the major. The program utilizes field
experience, which supersedes the credit hours requirement.